- Antonyms of HUMANE
oppressive, spiteful, bigoted, callous, indifferent, severe, coldhearted, rancorous, malign, tough, savage, ill-natured, brute, mean, unsympathetic, uncompassionate, heavy-handed, thoughtless, truculent, unloving, inhumane, brutish, harsh, hard, unsentimental, cannibalic, sadistic, hostile, hard-bitten, noncivilized, unrelenting, merciless, wanton, nasty, unthinking, unaffectionate, virulent, roughshod, Hard-hearted, small-minded, cold, malicious, surly, barbaric, uninterested, unkindly, hateful, malignant, cold-blooded, Fiendish, acrimonious, malevolent, atrocious, fell, cool, ironhearted, disagreeable, ruthless, narrow-minded, aloof, brutal, insensitive, bestial, beastly, pitiless, grim, obdurate, stern, insensate, rough, unfeeling, barbarous, uncharitable, uncaring, ill-tempered, inhuman, vicious, noncivilised, cruel, inconsiderate, unfriendly, unkind, ungentle, heartless, hard-boiled, abusive, stonyhearted.
- Examples of usage:
- On the last night of Ellen's stay with us,- for we had arranged, without telling her, to have the crazy old creature transferred to the office of a friendly physician, where her prowess with the scrubbing- brush would be appreciated and her mental peculiarities be under wise and humane observation- an ear- splitting yell once more summoned us post- haste to the kitchen. - "Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates
- One of the most humane and thoughtful Elephants of whom I have ever heard was one which was attached, like our friend Kudabar, to an artillery train in India. - "Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy" by Frank Richard Stockton
- He attempted to prove, that the natural increase of the negroes already in the West Indian islands would be fully adequate to the cultivation of them, without any fresh supplies from Africa; and that such natural increase would be secured by humane treatment. - "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839)" by Thomas Clarkson